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Swansong
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                             Swansong - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim
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Epic track from the 'Futurama' album. A bit of a weird one this, as 
the guitar parts are lines and melodies rather than chords, but it makes 
a nice change from the usual riffery.

Apparently much of this material was written on piano which would 
explain the unusual ( for guitar ) key of F.

I reckon a capo at the first fret would be handy so you could
play the open E and A strings for those piano 'pedal' parts. You could 
also transpose the key to E quite easily but I prefer to play without 
doing either of these, so that's how I've tabbed it. I hope you enjoy it.



Tuning:EADGBe

| Bb/D  chord/bass note
| ^     quarter tone bend
| b     bend
| r     relax bend
| pb    pre-bend
| \     slide down
| /     slide up
| h     hammer-on
| p     pull-off
| t     use left hand thumb to fret string
|(6)    optional note

Intro: Military style drum, then piano and lead guitar. Chords as shown in 
the verse section.



Chords, piano:

___F___________________Cm/F________________
(Riff 1 )
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5-h7--|
D|---------------------3~~~-----5-h7-------|
A|---------------3-h5----------------------|
E|-1~~~-----3-h5---------------------------|

___Eb________________________Bb/D__________________________
(Riff 1 )
e|-----------------8-h10--13----10h13p10p8----10p8---------|
B|-6~~~-----8-h10------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------12b14b12~|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

__C___________________________________
(Lead guitar, first time...)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|----------------------13--------------|
G|~~~~~~~~~-------12-b14--pb10^r10------|
D|--------------------------------12p10-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

__Bb_________________________________

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-10^--10--8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\3--------|
E|-----------------------------5--3--|

___F___________________Cm/F________________
(Riff 1)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5-h7--|
D|---------------------3~~~-----5-h7-------|
A|---------------3-h5----------------------|
E|-1~~~-----3-h5---------------------------|

___Eb_____________________Bb/D________________________________
(Riff 1)
e|-----------------8--10--13----10h13p10p8h10p8---------------|
B|-6~~~-----8--10---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------12b13r12p10h12-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

___C__________________________________
(lead guitar, second time...)
e|-----------------------------13----|
B|--------------------------13----15-|
G|-12~~~~~~~~----------15b17---------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

__Bb________________________Bb7_______________________
(lead guitar, second time...)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-16^-13-15----13--b15--13~~-------------------------|
D|-----------15--------------15p13--------------------|
A|--------------------------------15p13h15p13\11------|
E|----------------------------------------------13p11-|-(13)



Verse: voice and piano, same chord sequence as above.  
Chords are my arrangement for guitar, but not a perfect copy 
of the piano parts, so play around with them.



__F________________Cm/F________Eb_________Bb/D_____
"with our bodies... etc"
e|---------------------------|---------------------|
B|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------6-------|
G|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------7-------|
D|-10--------------10--------|-8-----------8-------|
A|-8---------------8---------|-6-----------5-------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------|



___C________________________Bb_____________Bb7_______

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
G|-5----------------------|-3--------------(1)-------|
D|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
A|-3----------------------|-1---------------1--------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------|

Repeat

No lead guitar until:

___C_______________________________
"..company... "
e|------------------------8~~~~~~--|
B|------------------------11b13~~--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|



___Bb_______________________________________________
"..derided me. "
e|--------------------------8-13--------------------|
B|---------------------11b13-----9^-----------------|
G|------------------------------------10p8----------|
D|----------------------------------------10p8------|
A|---------------------------------------------11^--|
E|--------------------------------------------------|



New guitar rhythm part comes in, up in the Fmaj pent box.  Use left thumb to 
fret bass notes.  Verse continues...



__F_________________Cm/F______________Eb_______________Bb/D___________
"..in your head i'm so easily led... etc "
e|----------13----------------13----|---------13----------------13----|
B|----------13----------------13----|---------13----------------13----|
G|----------10----------------10----|---------10----------------10----|
D|----------10----------------10----|---------10----------------10----|
A|-8~~~~----------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|------------------13--------------|-11---------------10-------------|
                    t                 t                t

__C______________________________________________________
"..lose the key                               oh, won't you.."
e|--------------------13--------13-----13-----13-----13--|
B|-------------16b18-------16b18--16b18--16b18--16b18----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-8-----------------------------------------------------|
   t

__Bb________________________________________________
"..lose the key."
e|-18^--16~~~13-------------------------------------|
B|-------------16-13--------------------------------|
G|------------------15-13^--------------------------|
D|--------------------------15p13-------------------|
A|-------------------------------15p13\11h13p11-----|
E|----------------------------------------------13~~|

Then: ("Let me show you a...)

(riff 2)

___F#_______________________________Gm_______________________________
"..sign           pure as the virgin snow... etc "
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-4-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------|
A|----------4----------------------|----------5----------------------|
E|-------------------2~~~----------|-------------------3~~~----------|

(riff 2)

__Bb_________________Bb______________Eb_______Bb_______Eb_______Bb_______
"..through my dreams... etc "           ( harmony guitar in brackets... )
e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-8-------------------------------|(5)------(3)------(5)------(3)-------|
A|----------8----------------------|-6--------5--------6--------5--------|
E|-------------------6~~~----------|-------------------------------------|

(riff 2)

__C________C/G______C________C__Bb______Ab_______Eb________Ab_______A___
"..you               in several keys of blue              sing for you my... "
e|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-3--------5--------6--------7----|
A|-3----------------3--------3--1-----|---------------------------------|
E|---------3--------------------------|---------------------------------|



__Bbm______________________________Eb/Bb_______________________________
"..swansong... "     ( Use left hand thumb to fret bass notes... ) 
e|---------6----------------------|------------------------------------|  
B|---------6-----------8^--8------|------------------------------------|
G|---------6-----------8^--8------|---------6^-----8b9b8----8--6-------|
D|-8~~~~---8----------------------|-6h8p6--8---8---8b9b8-6--8----8-6-8-|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|---------6-------(6)------------|-(6)---------------(6)--------------|
           t        t                t                 t



__Bbm________________________________Eb/Bb_________________________________
(Lead guitar...)
e|-----------6---6---6----------------6h9-11b13-11b13-9--------------------|
B|---------6---9-------9p6----------6h9----------------11-9-11-11b13-9-----|
G|-----8b10---------------8p6^----6h8---------------------------------10-8-|
D|----------------------------8p6h8----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-(6)---------------------------------------------------------------------|
    t

( Middle bit: )

___Ab/Eb___________________________Eb_______________________________
"..Oh.............Strange, strange harmony." 
e|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----9-11b14--b9~~~-------------|---------------------------------|
G|-10-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------8/10\8-----|
A|--------------------------------|-6--------------------6/8~\6-----|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------6/8~\6-----|



__Ab/Eb______________________________Eb______________________________
" oh such a sad refrain."
e|-4-------4-------4-------4-------|---------------------------------|
B|-4-------4-------4-------4-------|-8-------8-------8-------8-------|
G|-5-------5-------5-------5-------|-8-------8-------8-------8-------|
D|---------------------------------|-8-------8-------8-------8-------|
A|-----6-------6-------6-------6---|-----6-------6-------6-------6---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



Repeat until:

___Eb...Eb_F_Eb________Db__Db_Eb_Db__
(Lead guitar...)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-8----8-/10\8--------6----6-/8\6---|
D|-8----8-/10\8--------6----6-/8\6---|
A|-6----6-/8~\6--------4----4-/6\4---|
E|-----------------------------------|

Then:

(Riff 3)

__Dm___________________________________Eb_______________________
( Lead guitar..)
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----------7\------------------------|---------8\--------------|
D|-3-----------------3--------3--5--7-|-5--------------5~~~~----|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------|



(Riff 3)

__Em_________________________Am_____F_______G_______E7______(Am....)
( Lead guitar..)_
e|--------------------------|-------------------------------|---------
B|--------------------------|-------------------------------|---------
G|-------9\-----------------|-------------------------------|---------
D|-5------------5-----5-7-9-|-7-9-10-7-9-10-9-10-12-9-10-12-|-(12)~~~~
A|--------------------------|-------------------------------|---------
E|--------------------------|-------------------------------|---------



Then: Piano - arranged for guitar.

__Am______Am/G______Fmaj7____________Am_____Am/G____Fmaj7____________

(Piano...)
e|------5--------5------5-----------|------5-----5-------5-----------|
B|----5--------5------5----5--------|----5-----5-------5----5--------|
G|----------------------------5-----|--------------------------5-----|
D|-7-------5------------------------|-7------5-----------------------|
A|------------------8------------8--|---------------8-------------8--|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|



(Riff 3)

__Am__________________________________Bb_____________________________
( Lead guitar..)
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------10------10------10--11--13-|-11------11------11~~~~~~------|
G|-9---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|



(Riff 3)



__Bm____________________________________C________C#______Dm____________
( Lead guitar..)
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-12------12------12------12--13--15--|-13------14------15~~~~~~------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|



Play next part twice:

___D___________D/C_________Bbmaj7________________________
(Piano - arranged for guitar))
e|--------10-----------10-----------10-------------------|
B|-----10----------10-----------10------10---------------|
G|------------------------------------------10-----------|
D|-12----------10----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------13--------------------13------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|



Pause, and then: ( VERY loud! )



__F#____________________Ebm______________
(Lead guitar)
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------7\----|
G|-------4b6--4b5b4-2--------------8\----|
D|--------------------4------------8\----|
A|---------------------------------6\----|
E|-2-------------------------------------|



__F#______________________Ebm_____________________

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------11-14-----11-----------|
G|-------4^-4p2--------13b15----13b15---13-11~~~~-|
D|--------------4---------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-2----------------------------------------------|

__F#_________________Ebm_______________

e|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------11----11-------|
G|-----------------2----13b15-13b15~~~~|
D|-----------4p2h4---------------------|
A|---------4---------------------------|
E|-----2-------------------------------|

__F#______________________________

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------14--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13b15----15b13-11--13p11--13-11^--------------11---13b15b13~~~~-|
D|-------------------------13--------11-13-11-13----13-------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Then follows a reversed guitar solo, I haven't tried to tab it yet 
as I tend to think of it more as an effect than a guitar part. 
The nice piano chords are tabbed below.

( Piano, my arrangement for guitar. I use left thumb for bass note Bb.)

___Cm/Bb____________Bb______________Bb________________Fm_____________

e|---------3-----------------------|---------6-----------------4-----|
B|---------4-----------------6-----|---------6-----------------6-----|
G|---------5-----------------7-----|---------7-----------------5-----|
D|---------------------------8-----|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-6--------------6-6---6----------|-6--------------6-6---6----------|
   t              t t   t            t              t t   t



__Cm______________________Bb___________Bbm____________Fm__

e|---------3--------------6---|--------6--------------4---|
B|---------4--------------6---|--------6--------------6---|
G|---------5--------------7---|--------6--------------5---|
D|----------------------------|---------------------------|
A|----------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-6------------6--6--6-------|-6----------6--6---6-------|
   t            t  t  t         t          t  t   t

__Fm______________________________________________________

e|---------1-------------1---|---------1--------------1---|
B|---------1-------------1---|---------1--------------1---|
G|---------1-------------1---|---------1--------------1---|
D|---------3-------------3---|---------3--------------3---|
A|---------3-------------3---|---------3--------------3---|
E|-1-------1---1--1--1---1---|-1-------1---1--1---1---1---|



___________Ab_________________Eb____________Ab__________________Eb__

e|---------4----------------------|---------4-----------------------|
B|---------4------------------8---|---------4-------------------8---|
G|---------5------------------8---|---------5-------------------8---|
D|----------------------------8---|-----------------------------8---|
A|-6--------------6---6-----------|-6---------------6---6-----------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|



__Db_______Eb/Db___Db________Db_______Eb/Db___Db_______

e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|---------8----------------|---------8----------------|
G|-10------8-------10--10---|-10------8-------10--10---|
D|-11------8-------11--11---|-11------8-------11--11---|
A|-11------x-------11--11---|-11------x-------11--11---|
E|-9-------9-------9---9----|-9-------9-------9---9----|
           t                          t

(Riff 3)

__Dm___________________________________Eb_______________________
( Lead guitar..)
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----------7\------------------------|---------8\--------------|
D|-3-----------------3--------3--5--7-|-5--------------5~~~~----|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------|

(Riff 3)

__Em_________________________F______Cm/F_____Eb_____Bb/D____
( Lead guitar..)_
e|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------9\-----------------|-------------------------------|
D|-5------------5-----5-7-9-|-7~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------------|



__F________________Cm/F________Eb_________Bb/D_____
(piano - arranged for guitar)
e|---------------------------|---------------------|
B|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------6-------|
G|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------7-------|
D|-10--------------10--------|-8-----------8-------|
A|-8---------------8---------|-6-----------5-------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------|



___C________________________Bb_____________Bb7_______

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
G|-5----------------------|-3---------------1--------|
D|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
A|-3----------------------|-1---------------1--------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------|



Verse 2

__F________________Cm/F________Eb_________Bb/D_____
"with our bodies..etc"
e|---------------------------|---------------------|
B|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------6-------|
G|-10--------------8---------|-8-----------7-------|
D|-10--------------10--------|-8-----------8-------|
A|-8---------------8---------|-6-----------5-------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------|



___C________________________Bb_____________Bb7_______

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
G|-5----------------------|-3--------------(1)-------|
D|-5----------------------|-3---------------3--------|
A|-3----------------------|-1---------------1--------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------|



(riff 2)

___F#_______________________________Gm_______________________________
"..Ride, far from the stony ground...etc"
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-4-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------|
A|----------4----------------------|----------5----------------------|
E|-------------------2-------------|-------------------3-------------|

(riff 2)

__Bb_________________Bb______________Eb_______Bb_______Eb_______Bb_______
"..in my dreams.."
e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-8-------------------------------|(5)------(3)------(5)------(3)-------|
A|----------8----------------------|-6--------5--------6--------5--------|
E|-------------------6-------------|-------------------------------------|

(riff 2)

__C________C/G______C________C__Bb______Ab_______Eb________Ab_______A___
"..you             in several shades of blue              sing for you my.."
e|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-3--------5--------6--------7----|
A|-3----------------3--------3--1-----|---------------------------------|
E|---------3--------------------------|---------------------------------|



__Bbm______________________________________________________
"..swansong               swansong.."
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-8---8---8-7-6--------------|-8---8---8-7-6--------------|
A|-----------------9-8-7-6----|----------------9-8-7-6-----|
E|----------------------------|------------------------9-8-|



__________Fm/Bb____________________________________

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--------(6)--------------------------------------|
G|--------(5)--------------------------------------|
D|--------(6)--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-6~~~--------------------------------------------|
   t



|pb    pre-bend
|Bb/D  chord/bass note
|^     quarter tone bend
|b     Bend up/down
|(6)   optional note
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Be Bop Deluxe - Swansong :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Swansong:

Be Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.

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